Vol. 41 No. 2 (1993)
Research Article

Taking Thy Husband's Name: What Might it Mean?

Published 1993-06-01



Names are sources of identity and esteem and changing them may be stressful. In many societies, marriage is an occasion when a woman must choose to retain her birth-given last name or change it. We critically review nine empirical studies concerning women's marital names and outline directions for future research.


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